Chris R

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  1. It'd be awesome if IPB got a built-in sitemap generator!

    1. Charles


      There's a mod for that :)

    2. Collin S.

      Collin S.

    3. Kyanar


      I guess "there's a mod for that" is the new "there's an app for that". But aren't IPB mods called apps? Hmm.

  2. Multiple subscriptions would be good too I think. Personally I think I'd find the coupons more useful than multiple subscriptions, but it would be nice to see all of these features creep into Subscriptions.
  3. Yep. That sounds good too. I imagine this coupled with an coupon expiry date would make a pretty powerful system.
  4. Only a week and a few days until Thanksgiving! Time off for the win.

  5. Wasn't too sure where to post this... I have a few ideas that I think would be beneficial for IP.subscriptions though. Coupon Codes This would work like coupon codes you see at any major retailer. A code that would take a certain percentage off a package, or knock it down to a certain price. For simplicity sake, you could just enter a set amount the coupon code reduces the price to. Promotional Things Perhaps an option where someone could get a subscription free for 30 days, or a coupon code that does this? Here's the idea behind this idea. I was thinking about printing out some promotional info on my new site I'm working on to give out at events. These would have code(s) on them for free premium memberships or whatnot. I think it'd be a pain to have unique codes on each one, but it would be nice if something like this could work.
  6. For those of you still looking for this.... here's a thread regarding this here:,187.0.html here's what you'd need to add to your config file it looks like: location /pathtoforums/ { index index.php index.htm index.html; try_files $uri $uri/ /pathtoforums/index.php?q=$uri; } location /pathtoforums { index index.php index.htm index.html; try_files $uri $uri/ /pathtoforums/index.php?q=$uri; } Not too sure if this is the same thing as what mod_rewrite would do, but it seems to work great for me.
  7. If, in the future, some sort of "better" licensing terms became available than the one we had agreed to, it would existing customers be given the option to switch to it (depending on the circumstances, of course?) With multiple products and licensing types and different products hovering around, I think there's probably situations where this may come up (the community suite, for instance). While logically licensing costs seem to get more expensive with time, if some 'All IPB products for a low $5 with no renewal fees ever' deal came up might be nice to switch to ;)
  8. Makes sense. I can see why this is done. I can only think of a few strange examples of where such a powerful permission system would come into use (and the resource cost associated with it probably wouldn't be worth it, like you said). It is probably best for the obscure examples to be done on a case-by-case basis :) I've really been impressed with the IPB community and staff so far. I was initially concerned as IPB doesn't have the sheer volume in it's community that vBulletin has, but size isn't everything it seems. I think it's great to see the Invision Services teams interacting with everyone on the forum. It's nice to know that if I have a feature suggestion or a concern that someone at least reads it. The transparency in development also gives you a warm fuzzy feeling...I can understand why IPS doesn't reveal every secret thing they're up to, but with the blogs and staff comments, you can atleast get a good idea of what's going to be implemented. I do think there will be a learning curve switching from vBulletin to IPS. It's hard to compare both software packages side by side. You could probably sit around all day and find features that are in one but not the other. It's also hard to evaluate down-and-dirty performance just by reading and looking at the demos, but so far I've been seriously tempted to become an IPB customer :)
  9. Thanks Charles! As a vBulletin user previously, I'm pretty impressed with what I'm seeing in the admin demo. Everything seems pretty smooth and straight forward. A lot of cool little features. :) Is there anything similar in IPB to vBulletin's 'Notice System'? (ie. you can display a bar at the top based on certain conditionals....hasn't approved email, < 5 posts in 30 days etc.).
  10. I think in hanging out with vBulletin admins, one of the things they've consistently brought up as IPB's weak point is it's permission system. For example, in the admin demo, I only see 6 forum-specific permissions that are setable for usergroups. (Read/Write/Upload/Download etc.). I'm not sure if I'm missing something or not. What if I wanted a certain usergroup to be able to lock threads they personally created in a certain forum? (Not sure why I'd ever want this, but...)
  11. Thanks guys. That actually helps quite a bit. Definitely considering a purchase of IPB Suite + IP.Content for my new project. A discount on the IPB Suite would go a long way though in my consideration :whistle" But on a serious note, one final there any sort of "roadmap" or area where features are discussed for future releases? It'd be kind of nice to know what's on the horizon, but I understand that it's hard to know.
  12. Yet another vBulletin convert here. I used to own a license, and I'm trying to get back into forums a bit. First off, awesome touch on the Facebook integration. It literally took me half a second to get signed up on the forums and everything! I had a few questions about licensing first of all. First, I understand that purchasing a license entitles me to use the software forever. However, as far as updates/support go, I understand that there's a $25 fee per 6 months for the forum, correct? Additionally, it appears as though there's a $30/year for each product I have? If I purchase the suite, does that mean the components of the suite are automatically "bundled" with my suite at no extra update charge? Is the Suite then the best way to go if I'd like the functionality of it's components? Secondly, I'm sort of a novice ( :cool: ) codemonkey and would like to expand the normal functionality of the software on my own and develop new things for the community I'm planning. I'm guessing IP.Converge along with IP.Content would be the best approach? Can anyone whose done things like this previously comment on how easily IPB is "expanded"? Finally, any word on the big sale? :D (Had to ask...)